MAILED: April 9, 2001
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will hold its ninth annual Student Research Day from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Council Fire Room, Davies Center.
"The event is a learning experience in which students working in collaboration with their faculty mentor share the results of ongoing research and scholarly activity with the UW-Eau Claire community,"
said Dr. Christopher Lind, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration.
This year, 32 university departments and units will participate in the event, with 281 student presenters and 163 poster presentations. Each presentation has at least one faculty mentor, with some faculty involved in multiple collaborations.
Judges will select a few posters in each category for special recognition. The categories are arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, business and professional studies, natural and physical sciences, and graduate entries.
Funding for the research projects to be presented is provided by the UW-Eau Claire Center for Excellence for Faculty and Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration, UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc., National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund, Research Cooperation, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education McNair Program.
The event is free and open to UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students, as well as community members.
"Student Research Day creates a sense of UW-Eau Claire as a learning community and allows faculty, staff, students and other interested individuals to view the broad spectrum of research and scholarly activity taking place in our academic departments," Lind said.
For more information on Student Research Day, contact Lind at (715) 836-3405.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 9, 2001